Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What are the Best Thoughts To Think? Psalm 111:1-3

It is easy for to get caught up in our own lives, our dreams and problems. We spend a lot of time worrying about things like houses, kids, family, job, future and so on. We turn these worries over and over again in our mind until we see them from every which way: in short we ponder these things and find no relief, but these verses from the Bible give us a gentle reminder what to focus on.

"Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the counsel of the upright and the assembly. Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever." Psalm 111:1-3, NIV.*

The words of this psalm start with a commitment; he says, "I will." We need to resolve to set our thoughts on things above and consider God not ourselves. To resolve is to make a firm action of change that is often public and declarative. It would include steps of action to make it happen.

We might have great worries but, "Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them." We need to ponder the things of Our Creator more and ponder ourselves less.

We can ponder His greatness by:

     * Setting aside times to meditate on Him.
     * Reading His Word, reflectively.
     * Memorizing a Scripture verse about Him.
     * Writing in a journal His activity in your life.
     * Talking to other believers about His greatness.

"I will extol the Lord with all my heart." We need to follow that example and give our hearts to a deeper and more passionate attitude of praise and worship to the Lord. This pondering is a total thing for it needs heart and the mind in it too.

The verses progress to a peon of praise, the author so absorbed he seems to burst out with the words, "Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever." You almost get the sense that he can't keep from shouting this. These are positive uplifting words that imply hope and promise.

We need to be like the psalmist and give our thoughts to Our Heavenly Father and reject the doom and gloom of our own minds.  What a cure it would be for so much bitterness, fretting, worry, frustration and other mental stresses if we would not focus on ourselves and our problems but instead focus our hearts and minds on the greatness and majesty of God our Savior!

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